Hussain Nawaz moves SC to grant him legal assistance before JIT

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son Hussain Nawaz moved a plea in the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday, requesting the apex court to allow him to get assistance of his counsel during Panamagate case investigation by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT).
The move came a day after Hussain, who appeared before the JIT tasked to investigate the Sharif family’s offshore firms and properties, was not allowed assistance from his counsel during the probe.
The JIT, which comprises financial experts, investigators and representatives from intelligence agencies, reportedly grilled the premier’s son for less than an hour.
Hussain Nawaz testifies before JIT
Hussain had already filed a five-page application with the top court in which he questioned impartiality of two JIT members and sought an appropriate action from the court over his allegations.
Hussain has expressed reservations about Bilal Rasool, a representative of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), and Ahmer Aziz, a representative of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP).
Hussain is the second high-profile individual to have appeared before the probe body after PM’s cousin Tariq Shafi, who was thoroughly questioned by the JIT.


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